Upper Limb Difference & Acquired Amputation
Inaugural Meeting: Wednesday 9th December 2020 | 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm | via Zoom
(Due to unprecedented demand, registration for this event is now CLOSED. You may add your name to the waiting list by completing the form below. Should a place become available, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm and send appropriate links).
There has been particular interest in the treatment, rehabilitation and provision for individuals with upper limb acquired amputation and upper limb differences. This is a specialist area and practitioners working across disciplines may treat relatively few patients at a given centre or have limited opportunity to exchange knowledge with fellow professionals. Treatment modalities and product design progresses at a rapid pace including hand transplantation, osseointegration and neuromuscular control systems. Conversely, the use of ‘mechanical’ prostheses utilising a traditional terminal device and appendage system is, anecdotally, less prominent and the skillset required less accessible.
In general, these forums will only be accessible to ISPO UK members, although this first, inaugural meeting is open to non-members. It is anticipated the group will meet approximately three times per year, online via ZOOM.
This group will be chaired by Dr Alix Chadwell, University of Salford with the assistance of vice-chair Dr Morven McAlinden, RNOH, Stanmore. You can read brief biogs of both here.
The forum will provide an opportunity to:
- Engage with professionals with a common interest in this speciality
- Broaden knowledge through critical analysis, discussion and case studies
- Identify and, where appropriate, facilitate training and education
- Identify areas of research with access to the ISPO pool of expertise
- Invite speakers who are experts in their field
- Facilitate a friendly and accessible professional support network
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